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Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire

AP Business News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:43am
Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:43-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Airport security, Aircraft parts manufacturing, Passenger airlines, Airport operation, Transportation and shipping, Higher education, Terrorism, Right to privacy, Aviation safety and security, Transportation safety, Transportation, General news, Aircraft manufacturing, Aerospace and defense industry, Industrial products and services, Industries, Airlines, Transportation infrastructure, Education, Social affairs, War and unrest, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues People, Places and Companies: John S. Pistole, Barack Obama, United States, Anderson Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race

AP Politics - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:41am
Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:41-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, Gubernatorial elections, State elections, Elections, Political debates, Social media, Campaigns, State governments, Online media, Media People, Places and Companies: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Dan Gelber, Tom Gallagher, Alex Sink, Marilyn Monroe, Florida, St. Petersburg, Miami Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

GOP's Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va.

AP Politics - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:33am
GOP's Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va. Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:33-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, Senate elections, Elections, Campaign advertising, Campaigns, Campaign spending, United States General Election, State governments, Legislature, Campaign contributions, Political parties, Campaign finance, Events, Political fundraising, Political organizations, General elections People, Places and Companies: Mark Warner, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Virginia, United States Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Man charged with vandalizing wildflower meadow

AP Alaska News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:20am
Man charged with vandalizing wildflower meadow (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion - 16 October 2014 17:20-04:00 News Topics: General news, Vandalism, Crime People, Places and Companies: Alaska, Kenai Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Additional charges against accused fence jumper

AP Politics - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:19am
Additional charges against accused fence jumper Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:19-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Gun politics, Crime, Political issues, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs, General news, Law enforcement agencies People, Places and Companies: Omar Gonzalez, Julia Pierson, District of Columbia Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Republicans press for Ebola travel ban

AP Politics - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:18am
Republicans press for Ebola travel ban Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:18-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, Ebola virus, Travel laws and regulations, Healthcare industry regulation, Legislature, Health, Political parties, Hemorrhagic fever, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Government regulations, Industry regulation, Government business and finance, Business, Political organizations People, Places and Companies: Thomas Frieden, Fred Upton, Josh Earnest, Cory Gardner, Billy Long, Barack Obama, Bruce Braley, Africa, United States, West Africa, Liberia, Texas Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

AP US News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:13am
Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby Associated Press - 16 October 2014 17:13-04:00 News Topics: General news, Legal proceedings, Immigration, Law and order, Social issues, Social affairs Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Parks and Recreation Special Events - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:58am
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Glen Klinkhart: What Name Should I Write - My Book Signing

49 Writers - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:00am
Glen Klinkhart
Having your book published is a huge milestone for any author. Getting my memoir published was a thrill of a lifetime but it was tempered with the reality of having to go out and "sell" my work at speaking engagements and book signings. At each of my signings I experienced how much support the people of Alaska give to local authors, how appreciative people are to speak with you, and how we have more things in common than we have differences.  It was in that spirit I wish to share some of the things I learned at my book signings.
Set your own schedule.Work with your publisher but set your own schedule for signings and appearances. Don't have back to back book signings. Try and keep your appearances to less than four hours at a time. Anything longer and my ability to stay open, happy, and engaged with readers become problematic.
Stay in touch with the venue.Whether you set up the signing or your publisher did, have a contact name and phone number for someone who will actually be at the venue. I have missed flights, forgotten posters, lost banners, run out of pens, and have had other missteps before, during, and after a signing. Having a local person you can call on to assist you in your hour of need is invaluable.
Bring someone with you.Having another person with you gives you another set of hands and eyes. Having help, even with the little things, allows you to concentrate on the most important part of the event, the reader.
Plan ahead.Get to know the bookstore, the owner, and the employees. At one major bookseller I arrived well before the store opened. I brought fresh bagels with me as I was allowed to sit in on their morning staff meeting. The employees in turn became excited about my story and my book. Several of the salespeople later told me they had never had an author come and meet them. Weeks later I heard from friends that those same sales people were approaching them and personally recommending my book.
Make sure who is responsible for providing copies of your book. Will the store have them there or are you bringing books with you? A mistake, even one by someone else, makes you look unprofessional and your readers are the ones who will suffer for it.
Bring a couple extra copies of your book with you. I always bring four or five copies of my book to the venue, even at large book stores. There are several reasons for this.You run out.If things go well and books run out, a couple extra copies can help save the day. At one venue they ran out of books so I gave my extra copies to a very happy store owner who sold them to the last customers of the night.
Misspellings and Mistakes.I worry so much about the probability of misspelling a reader's name that I often have problems sleeping the night before. To help alleviate my concerns, I bring several books to replace any of a venue's copies I might mess up.
Avoid misspelling someone's name.Always ask people to spell their name for you, even if you think you know how to spell it. Do not be afraid to ask them to repeat it. Even when you try your best mistakes can, and will, happen. During one book signing a father and his 16 year old daughter walked up to have me sign her book. After getting her name, I asked how to properly spell it. Her father piped up and slowly gave me the spelling. As I finished writing the girl turned to her father and said, "Dad, that's not how you spell my name."
It's not about you.Remember you are there for the bookstore owners, the venue, and most of all, the readers. Never forget Alaska is one small town, in one big state.
Give everyone some of your time.Do your best to give every person who comes to the signing a few minutes of your time. Let them tell you about their experiences, their story, and their perspective. You can often use those experiences to write something meaningful to them as you sign their book.
Encourage other writers.You wrote a book. You got it published, and now you are signing your book for readers. This, in and of itself, is something many people dream of doing and you may be living someone's dream. Share your journey. Encourage them. Help inspire other writers.
Have fun.This is the closest I will ever come to feeling like, and being treated like, a rock star, so I try and enjoy every minute of it. That being said, being an author does not give you the right to grow an enormously large ego, trash your hotel room, and swim naked in the hotel swimming pool or what the police would later describe as the "fish pond." I may, or may not, know from actually experience about these sorts of things. I'm just saying.
Glen Klinkhart was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and was a police detective for over seventeen years with the Anchorage Police Department. His writings include a non-fiction book entitled, A CyberCop's Guide to Internet Child Safety, and the True Crime Alaskan Memoir, Finding Bethany. For more information, visit www.glenklinkhart.com.

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SKATING WITH THE SCHOOLS

Treadwell Ice Arena - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:40pm
Teachers-would you like to bring your class to the Arena? Click the link to find out how you can!
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Bookmark Contest at the Juneau Public Libraries

Juneau Public Library Blog - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 2:59pm
The theme for the 2014 Bookmark Contest is “Every hero has a story.” The library accept entries from students preschool through 12th grade and you still have until Wednesday, October 15th, to bring us your entries. If you have never participated in the Bookmark Contest, drop by one of the three library branches to find […]
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Superintendent speaks out about student privacy rights

Juneau School District Announcements - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:40pm

Supe's On  - Welcome to the Superintendent's Blog

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School District Report on Investigation into Hazing

Juneau School District Announcements - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:35pm

The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.

These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.

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